I've experienced a lot of loss in my life. (Haven't we all?) I tried to express some of the loss with a family member today who was trying to understand my recent decisions. She proceeded to say several hurtful things that made me realize that she's not in a place to be there for my pain and loss.
The thing about these types of conversations is they make awesome fertilizer for songs. So thank you for pushing me to turn to my favorite therapist. My guitar never tells me that I need to repent or forgive. It just lets me pour out all those feelings into songs.
This is a rough demo. I think I may want to come back to this song later and improve on it.
1. You told me: Get over it!
Just forgive and move on.
You're young, dear. Don't dwell on it!
Be thankful. Be strong.
So I buried my feelings deep down in my soul.
Thought I was healing, smiled big, said "Let's roll!"
The truth about loss is: you've got to feel it.
There isn't a timeframe. There isn't a limit.
We all feel it different. There isn't a ruler.
Ignored, it brings shame or makes you turn crueler.
2. They told us: You've grieved enough.
It's in your head. Change your mind.
We know your pain. This is hard stuff.
They're in a better place, so don't whine.
How do you measure a hole that's this wide?
Why do folks ignore you; set you aside?
Is it because they're scared of these feelings?
Does the thought of compassion leave them reeling?
The truth about loss is: you've GOT to feel it.
There isn't a time frame. There is no limit.
Please keep your comments respectful, honest, and constructive. Please focus on the song and not the demo.